Davis, Farenas Headline Special Wednesday Edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates

The special Wednesday, July 2 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature undefeated Jr. Lightweight Mark “Too Sharp” Davis (18-0, 5 KOs) and former Super Featherweight world title challenger Michael “Hammer Fist” Farenas (37-4-4, 29 KOs) in a 12-round IBF world title eliminator. Wednesday’s show, from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN. The card is promoted by SMS Promotions, which is owned by multiplatinum recording artist and entrepreneur Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The card is part of 50 Cent’s birthday celebration.

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Two Of Dibella Entertainment’s Brightest Young Stars To See Action Wednesday Night

New York, NY (6/30/14) – This Wednesday, 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions returns to the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT, for a special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights. Headlining the card will be Mark Davis (18-0, 5KO’s) putting his undefeated record on the line against Michael Farenas (38-4-4, 30KO’s) in a 12-round super featherweight matchup. In the co-feature bout, former world champion Billy Dib looks to get back to his winning ways when he squares off against Alberto Garza (26-7-1, 21KO’s) in a 10-round super featherweight showdown.

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Erislandy Lara Looking Sensational In Sparring

Canelo vs. Lara, Erislandy Lara, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez - LAS VEGAS (June 30, 2014) -- With less than two weeks to go until his SHOWTIME PPV® showdown with Canelo Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KOs), WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara (19-1-2, 12 KOs) is looking sensational in sparring and running on all cylinders.

LAS VEGAS (June 30, 2014) — With less than two weeks to go until his SHOWTIME PPV® showdown with Canelo Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KOs), WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (19-1-2, 12 KOs) is looking sensational in sparring and running on all cylinders.

“My sparring partners are pushing me with numerous styles and I’m adapting to all of them comfortably,” Lara said. “I told them to come extra hard to prepare me for the pressure Canelo is going to bring. I feel great and my timing is right on.

“I know Canelo is training hard for this fight, as am I, but unfortunately for him, there is nothing he can do to surprise me. He’s going to find out on July 12 that I’m the superior fighter. His insecurities as a fighter will surface on fight night — that I can guarantee.”

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Erickson Lubin Ready For National Spotlight On July 10

Miami, FL (June 30, 2014) At the age of 18, heralded welterweight prospect ERICKSON ‘The Hammer” LUBIN has been the talk of the boxing world in 2014 and will return to battle at “JUDGMENT DAY” on Thursday, July 10 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida and LIVE On FOX Sports 1 in a scheduled eight round bout against Mexican veteran NOE “Platanito” BOLANOS.

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Artemio Reyes Makes it Seven Straight Wins

ORANGE, Calif. (June 29, 2014) – Welterweight Artemio Reyes (22-2, 18 KOs) needed two rounds to dispatch Abraham Alvarez (16-5-1, 7 KOs) on Friday in the 10-round “Path to Glory” main event promoted by Southern California-based Thompson Boxing Promotions. Reyes, who came in winning six straight, ended it in typical Reyes fashion, inside of three rounds. Only one of his last six knockout wins has lasted to the third round.

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Mitchell Smith is ready to bring the heat on rival Peter Cope

Hot super-featherweight talent Mitchell Smith has returned from training camp in Spain and is ready to bring the heat on rival Peter Cope.

The unbeaten Harrow Weald star faces Hartlepool’s undefeated Cope on Wednesday 16th July at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, with the Vacant English Super-Featherweight Championship on the line, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/HD 490 and Virgin Ch. 546).

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